Anchorage Snow Season Sets Records

Longest period of snowfall in over 30 years


It’s still cold and snowy in Alaska in the middle of May, but at least Anchorage has something to show for it. May 17 marked day 232 of measurable snowfall for the city, the longest snow season in over 30 years. The last record, set back in the 1981-82 season, was 230 days. 

May 17 also set new daily records for coldest maximum temperature and liquid precipitation in Anchorage, with as much as six inches of snowfall in some parts. Time to summon JP Auclair: